Muscovado

In October last year, we awarded Clemmie Reynolds a £1000 grant through our ‘no strings attached’ scheme.

As part of Black History Month, Clemmie has directed a new play written by BBC Writersroom10 winner, Matilda Ibini. Muscovado will take place at the Holy Trinity Church in Clapham Common this week. The church is famously associated with William Wilberforce who was one of the ‘Clapham Sect’, who campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade in 1807”. Set between the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act and the abolition of slavery, ‘Muscovado’ is about the tragedy of knowing freedom but never experiencing it; of finding beauty in the darkest shadows.

Book you tickets for Muscovado which will open on Wednesday 1 October.

opportunity: call-out for Expressions of Interest for the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015

Here’s a great opportunity to to apply to be part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015. Take a look at the details below!

We are delighted to announce the Call for Expressions of Interest for the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015. The Showcase will take place from Monday 24 – Saturday 29 August 2015 during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Applying to be part of the Edinburgh Showcase 2015

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opportunity: Reminder – Without Walls commissions and touring opportunities for 2015

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR NEW OUTDOOR WORK TO TOUR IN 2015: DEADLINE 2ND OCTOBER

As part of our commitment to supporting the development and creation of inventive outdoor/street art in the UK, Without Walls invites artists and companies from any discipline to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation and touring in 2015.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 2nd October, 5pm

Notification of the shortlisted projects: week of 27th October. We will then inform you by the week of 8th December, 2014 whether your project has been supported

Presentation of first show(s): May 2015

For more information please visit the Without Walls website.

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opportunity: Without Walls commissions and touring opportunities for 2015

Open Call to artists to submit proposals for new outdoor work to tour in 2015.

As part of their commitment to supporting the development and creation of inventive outdoor/street art in the UK, Without Walls invites artists and companies from any discipline to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation and touring in 2015.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 2nd October, 5pm

Notification of the shortlisted projects: week of 27th October. We will then inform you by the week of  8th December 2014, whether your project has been supported

Presentation of first show(s): May 2015

For more information see the website here.

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opportunity: Creative Learning Intern

An exciting opportunity to join the Stopgap Dance Company team and gain invaluable experience as a Creative Learning Intern.

The Intern role will encompass assisting in the organisation and delivery of education and outreach projects as well as a variety of administrative tasks.

Applicants must be aged between 18 – 24 and currently claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance (proof will be required) due to the fact that part of the funding for this role is from The Creative Employment Programme – a fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities for young unemployed people aged 18 – 24 wishing to pursue a career in the arts.

The role is 30hours per week for 6 months and the pay is hourly national minimum wage.

For a full job description and information on how to apply please email Charlotte Mackie on admin@stopgapdance.com .

Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Monday 18 August.

opportunity: Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme

The Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme (RTYDS) is the UK’s longest running training scheme for young theatre directors. The scheme provides exceptional professional training for the directors and artistic directors of the future. It aims to bring together the most exciting emerging directors and the UK’s leading regional theatre companies.

Applications are now open for the RTYDS’s 18-Month Residency for individual emerging directors.

This paid residency (£19,000 gross per annum) is for talented emerging directors who have no less than 18 months professional experience and clear commitment to a career as a director. This residency is highly competitive and we can give the opportunity to no more than four emerging directors in 2014.

The application form for directors is now online and the deadline to apply is noon Monday 4th August.

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theatre farm retreat

Are you an emerging theatre practitioner / company who wants to develop a new project for children or young people? Do you live in the South East or East of England? If so, read on…

The Theatre Farm Research and Development Retreat, set up by Sam Worboys of Worboys Productions, is a fantastic opportunity for emerging theatre practitioners in the South East and East of England, who want to develop a piece of theatre for children or young people. The Retreat, set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, offers free barn studio spaces, tent bunkhouse accommodation and travel expenses, for a 12 day creative residency for up to 12 artists (2-3 separate projects).

During the Retreat, there will be time for artists to work on projects as well as opportunities for group discussions, sharings of work and one to one sessions with experienced consultants in various fields of the industry (writer, designer, marketeer, composer, dramaturg and producer). At the end of the Retreat, participants will have the opportunity to present their work informally at a professional venue – Cambridge Junction – to raise awareness of and promote their work to invited industry professionals. The key aim of the Retreat is to ‘support’ the development of work, so artists will maintain control over their creative output.

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opportunity: Stopgap dance company recruiting 2 new members of staff

Resident company Stopgap Dance Company have a couple of great opportunities to be part of their team. See below for more details.

The Senior Administrator will oversee the running of the office and be responsible for financial administration and reporting; HR, writing; managing and collating information for the Board and legal compliance. This role would suit someone with a relevant degree and at least 3 years experience in a similar post.

The role is 22.5 hours per week and the salary is £23,000-£25,000 pro rata per annum depending on experience

The Trainee Producer is a training and development position to observe, support and assist the Creative Producer Sg2 and other Stopgap staff. They will assist with planning tours; audience development; producing budgets; writing contracts; supporting the artists and partner and venue communication. This role would suit someone with relevant degree, vocational training or at least 1 year’s experience in a similar post.

The role is 22.5 hours per week and £20,000 pro rata per annum depending on experience.

For a full job description and information how to apply for either role please email Charlotte Mackie on admin@stopgapdance.com Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Thursday 22 May.

opportunity: Dance Practitioner required for Phoenix Theatre Community Dance Project

The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, a thriving and inclusive Arts Centre in Northeast Hants is looking for 1-2 dance practitioners for their summer community dance project “Marching On . . . . ! “

The project will focus on the changing landscape of Whitehill & Bordon after the departure of the Army and the town’s regeneration as a green town. You will be required to lead a weekly after school dance workshop in various local schools over a 5 week period, as well as attending occasional evening/daytime rehearsals in order to work with professional dancer and choreographer Elizabeth Blake to create a short professional dance piece (probably contemporary dance based) for the performance. You will need to have experience of planning and delivering themed workshops in schools and need to be DBS checked. The school workshops may be in a street/contemporary/physical theatre style (TBC.)

Workshops and rehearsals will take place 2 June – 5 July and the performance (part of the Whitehill & Bordon Arts Festival 2014) will take place in The Phoenix Theatre on Saturday 5 July at 6pm. Fee is £200.

Please send CV and details of availability for the attention of Elizabeth Blake to info@phoenixarts.co.uk or The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Station Road, Bordon, Hants GU35 0LR by 6 May 2014.

opportunity: Without Walls Research & Development (R&D) investment

Without Walls invites artists and companies from any discipline to request R&D support for the development of new outdoor work for presentation and touring in 2015 or 2016

Research and Development support

We have a limited budget to invest in Research and Development (R&D) support for artists to create new shows for presentation in 2015 or 2016. We recognise that ambitious new work takes time to bring to fruition and that artists can benefit from the opportunity to explore new ideas as part of the development process, before committing to a production. We also know that this type of planning process can assist with fundraising for a new project and that it can be a useful way of engaging commissioners, supporters and partners in new work.

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